Ranking & Accreditations

BSL’s Rankings and Accreditations

Ranked # 2 in Switzerland – Master Programs

In Switzerland, Business School Lausanne ranks #2 for its Master in International and Sustainable Finance and #2 for its Master in International Business in the QS Business Masters Rankings 2019. The ranking includes over 150 schools from around the world and ranks them across five indicators, employability, alumni outcomes, value for money, thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity.

Ranked # 4 in Switzerland – MBA Program

In Switzerland, Business School Lausanne ranks #4 for its MBA program in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2019. The ranking takes into consideration various criteria such as entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, return on investment, thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity, however, it emphasizes the importance of employability as a key element (40% of the total ranking weight for the MBA Programs).

ACBSP accreditation

Business School Lausanne became the first business school in Europe to have its programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 1996. ACBSP is a specialized accrediting organization in the United States that reviews the quality and integrity of business degree programs with an emphasis on teaching and learning. The ACBSP accreditation ensures that the BSL degrees are globally recognized and valued.

Program accreditation information

Degree recognition

The business programs at Business School Lausanne are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an accreditation organization for business education officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The ACBSP accreditation covers business programs from approximately 2’400 higher education institutions internationally. In the United States, CHEA is officially entitled to list accredited programs, including those at Business School Lausanne.

In Europe, each country has set up its own national academic information center (NARIC), which lists officially recognized institutions within a particular country. In Switzerland, the Swiss CRUS (Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities, a state‐owned institution) currently lists only Swiss state‐owned universities. Thus, leading private institutions such Business school Lausanne are not included. It should be noted that BSL is listed in the U.S. National Academic Recognition Information Center through CHEA.

The programs listed here-below have been re-affirmed as of March 2018, as reported by the accrediting organization:

Bachelor of Business Administration
Master of International Business
Master of Business Administration
Executive Master of Business Administration
Doctorate of Business Administration

Reference: https://www.chea.org/accreditation-council-business-schools-and-programs

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ISO 9001 certification

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a standard-setting body that defines processes for quality management systems. Business School Lausanne is granted an ISO 9001 Certification recognized by businesses worldwide as a guarantee of quality. The certification assures that BSL fulfills high quality standards when meeting the needs of its customers (students) and stakeholders.